HH Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said – Picture by Oman Olympic Committee.
Wednesday, 16 December 2020, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman: The 2034 twenty second edition of the Asian Games were awarded to Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh during a ballot held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Oman under the auspices of the state’s Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, HH Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said.
This would be the first time for Saudi Arabia to host the Asian Games.
HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal Al Saud, President of Riyadh 2034, Minister of Sports and President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, said:
“Riyadh and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are overwhelmed with joy to have been awarded the 2034 Asian Games today. We applaud this dual award decision by the OCA and the NOCs of Asia.
t is the best outcome for the OCA and the two great bid cities who campaigned competitively and in the spirit of great sportsmanship. Most of all, today’s historic decision is great news for Asian sport and our athletes – who will be able to train and prepare for 2030 and 2034 knowing they are in great hands with two amazing host cities.
“We would like to thank the OCA and NOCs of Asia for handing us this important responsibility. We will treasure this opportunity and work hard every day to deliver an Asian Games that the whole of Asia can be proud of.
Riyadh 2034 Director-General and SAOC Vice President, HH Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz, said:
“Today is a great moment for the future of Asian sport and the Asian Olympic Movement with Riyadh 2034 opening the door to a new audience and a new era for the OCA. With our transformative plans for Riyadh 2034, we are proposing a sustainable, financially responsible and interconnected hosting concept that blends Riyadh’s rich history and cultural heritage with modern and state-of-the-art stadiums and sports venues.
“The Riyadh 2034 sports zones, including the Diriyah Historical Zone and Qiddiya, will ensure an exciting and convenient festival of sport for all that inspires and captivates a new generation of sports fans across the region.
For further information:
KSA Ministry of Sports (HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal Al Saud): https://www.mos.gov.sa/en/Pages/default.aspx
Asian Games 2034: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2034_Asian_Games